Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 to 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17

Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Nov
    16
    Trails Through Time: Discovering Frankford Creek
    10:00 am to 1:30 pm
    Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA

    Trails Through Time: Discovering Frankford Creek

    November 16, 2019
    10:00 am to 1:30 pm, 4 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Ramona Gateway, 4528 I St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
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    Join us and our partners for a guided bus tour (some walking required) exploring the history of this urban creek. Learn how partners are working together to revitalize this often overlooked green space through efforts such as the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters and the development of the Frankford Creek Greenway. Tickets are $20 and lunch is included.

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  • Nov
    18
    DVRPC Climate Adaptation Forum - Philadelphia Climate Change Resilience Initiatives
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Pennsylvania Room Philadelphia, PA 19106

    DVRPC Climate Adaptation Forum - Philadelphia Climate Change Resilience Initiatives

    November 18, 2019
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Pennsylvania Room Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    This Climate Change Adaptation Forum will feature speakers from multiple departments within the City of Philadelphia. Each speaker will discuss how they are working to operationalize resilience through outreach, plans, and projects, with an emphasis on how collaboration and education are needed to move past the status quo and effect meaningful change.

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  • Nov
    21
    NO MORE Toxic Schools!
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    pin 440 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, United States

    NO MORE Toxic Schools!

    November 21, 2019
    3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 2 hours
    pin 440 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, United States
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    On November 21st, a united group of young people, parents, educators and supporters from schools and neighborhoods across Philly will hold a rally before the Board of Education's action meeting DEMANDING:

    *a transparent and equal process at every school to identify these hazardous conditions that engages students, parents and educators across the city

    * Immediate attention to fixing our Toxic Schools that prioritizes schools with the highest need 

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